1963 Rochdale Olympic Phase II

Rochdale Olympic Phase II is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The Rochdale Olympic Phase II's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 78 bhp (79 PS/58 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 132 N·m (97 lb·ft/13.5 kgm) at 3600 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 650 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 183 km/h or 114 mph.

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1963 Rochdale Olympic Phase II information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3734 mm
How heavy?
650 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1498 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
79 PS / 78 bhp / 58 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
132 Nm / 97 ft.lb / 13.5 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 11.4 s
How fast?
183 km/h, 114 mph

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1963 Rochdale Olympic Phase II data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2197 mm 86.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1283 mm 50.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1283 mm 50.5 inches
Length 3734 mm 147 inches
Width 1625 mm 64 inches
Height 1245 mm 49 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 650 kg 1433 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1498 cc
(91.414 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 72.7 mm
3.19 × 2.86 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 79 PS (78 bhp) (58 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 52.1 bhp/litre
0.85 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 132 Nm (97 ft·lb) (13.5 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 88.12 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1107.3 kPa (160.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 374.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 11.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 183 km/h (114 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 121.67 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
89.48 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
120 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.18 kg/kW
18.67 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 7.30 m
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1187 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID48972
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 Rochdale Olympic Phase II added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.